Which has more momentum, a #3kg# object moving at #5m/s# or a #4kg# object moving at #8m/s#?

1 Answer
Mar 7, 2018

Answer:

#p_2 > p_1#

Explanation:

#"Momentum = Mass × Velocity"#

Momentum of first object #= "3 kg" × "5 m/s" = color(blue)"15 kg m/s"#

Momentum of second object #= "4 kg" × "8 m/s" = color(red)"32 kg m/s"#

∴ Momentum of second object > Momentum of first object